Pilot scheme to give call handlers more time to assess 999 calls

Call handlers are to be given an extra two minutes to assess 999 calls before dispatching an ambulance in a new pilot scheme announced by Jeremy Hunt today.

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Which? says, dentists not clear on costs

A survey of 1,000 people in England by Which? finds one in five overcharged for treatment.

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'Winter ward' to ease pressure on Blackburn hospital

Figures for accident and emergency performance in three different parts of the UK show that NHS targets for 95% of patients to be seen and treated within four hours are being missed.

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New strategy to cut suicides 'achievable', says Clegg

The government is calling for a fundamental overhaul of how the NHS tackles suicides.

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MPs to vote on plain cigarette packaging before general election

The government plans to press ahead with legislation that would make the Britain the second country in the world to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes.

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Smithridge Healthcare announces sponsorship deal

Smithridge Healthcare announces sponsorship deal

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An avacado a day can keep bad cholestrol at bay

An avacado a day can keep bad cholestrol at bay.

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NHS hunting for tech innovators

NHS England has launched a programme for healthcare pioneers to develop and scale their innovations and new technologies across the NHS.

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